Trophy for Pak-New Zealand ODI series unveiled
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam says will try to field balanced team: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says will try to win ODI series: Adds it’s not easy to beat Pakistani team in Pakistan
January 8, 2023 06:58 PM
The trophy for the One-Day International (ODI) series between Pakistan and New Zealand was Sunday unveiled at National Stadium, Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The captains of both the teams participated in the trophy unveiling ceremony.
It will be a three-day ODI series. The first match will be played on Monday, the second on Wednesday, and the third match will be played on Friday.
The matches are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
After the unveiling of the trophy, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam addressed a press conference and said: “We will try to field a balanced team.”
He pointed out that New Zealand was the best team. “It will be a good match,” he added.
He also stated that it was the right of the players to get NOC to play in the foreign leagues.
To a question, he said: “Now, the ODI series is going to happen. Let’s not talk about the Test matches please.”
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson also address the press conference and said: “We will try to win the series. The world cup is just around the corner.”
He added: “Every time, I score runs, I try that it is beneficial for the country.”
He also said that Pakistan was a strong team, adding that they also had the advantage of home ground.
“It is not easy to beat Pakistani team in Pakistan,” he pointed out.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tayyab Tahir and Usama Mir.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Blair Tickner.